Sultana's Sisters: Genre, Gender, and Genealogy in South Asian Muslim Women's Fiction (Hardcover)

Sultana's Sisters: Genre, Gender, and Genealogy in South Asian Muslim Women's Fiction By Haris Qadeer (Editor), P. K. Yasser Arafath (Editor) Cover Image

Sultana's Sisters: Genre, Gender, and Genealogy in South Asian Muslim Women's Fiction (Hardcover)

By Haris Qadeer (Editor), P. K. Yasser Arafath (Editor)

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This book traces the genealogy of 'women's fiction' in South Asia and looks at the interesting and fascinating world of fiction by Muslim women. It explores how Muslim women have contributed to the growth and development of genre fiction in South Asia and brings into focus diverse genres, including speculative, horror, campus fiction, romance, graphic, dystopian amongst others, from the early 20th century to the present.

The book debunks myths about stereotypical representations of South Asian Muslim women and critically explores how they have located their sensibilities, body, religious/secular identities, emotions, and history, and have created a space of their own. It discusses works by authors such as Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Hijab Imtiaz Ali, Mrs. Abdul Qadir, Muhammadi Begum, Abbasi Begum, Khadija Mastur, Qurratulain Hyder, Wajida Tabbasum, Attia Hosain, Mumtaz Shah Nawaz, Selina Hossain, Shaheen Akhtar, Bilquis Sheikh, Gulshan Esther, Maha Khan Phillips, Zahida Zaidi, Bina Shah, Andaleeb Wajid, and Ayesha Tariq.

A volume full of remarkable discoveries for the field of genre fiction, both in South Asia and for the wider world, this book, in the Studies in Global Genre Fiction series, will be useful for scholars and researchers of English literary studies, South Asian literature, cultural studies, history, Islamic feminism, religious studies, gender and sexuality, sociology, translation studies, and comparative literatures.

Haris Qadeer is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, University of Delhi, India. He was visiting faculty at the Department of English, Potsdam University, Germany (2019). His research interests include literatures and cultures of South Asian Muslims, refugee narratives, post-colonial studies, translations, and South Asian writings in English. He has coedited a special issue on postcolonial world literature, Thesis Eleven. He has translated writings by Joginder Paul, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Manto, Zafar Ali, Anis Rafi, Krishn Chandra, and Taranum Riyaz. His forthcoming works are The Silence that Speaks: Short Fiction by Indian Muslim Women and Medical Maladies: Doctors, Patients, and Hospitals in Indian Short Fiction.P. K. Yasser Arafath is Assistant Professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi, India. He was Dr. L. M. Singhvi Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge University, UK (2017). His research papers and articles have been published in major journals, including Economic and Political Weekly, Social Scientists, Medieval History Journal, IESHR, and Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Currently, he is completing a book manuscript, titled Malabarnama: Intimate Texts and Lyrical Resistance in the Age of Disorder (c. 1500-1875). He has a PhD degree in History from Hyderabad Central University (HCU), India.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367430856
ISBN-10: 0367430851
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 248
Language: English